Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

Down Syndrome Community Education Series: Siblings

Date: September 24, 2013

Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Location: Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building

Registration Closed


Families with a member with Down syndrome often find it challenging to balance time and attention spent on the child with a disability with his or her siblings. New issues arise for siblings as a child with Down syndrome becomes an adult and siblings’ relationships and responsibilities change. Come learn about ways to find balance in your family and discuss the challenges and joys of having a sibling with Down syndrome.

Topics include common sibling issues and needs, giving individual attention, resources and groups available for support, caregiving and future planning, and more.

Panelists include:

  • Moderator Alecia Talbott, Executive Director, Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennesseee (DSAMT)
  • David Crnobori, M.S.Ed., Educational Consultant, Division of Developmental Medicine and the Center for Childhood Development
  • Carol Rabideau, LCSW, Social Worker, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
  • Kellye Carman, LCSW, sibling
  • Jon Donovon, Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS)

Childcare will be provided with advance registration by Sept. 20. Call (615) 386-9002 or email to register or arrange for childcare.

This panel is a collaborative project of the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt Down Syndrome Clinic, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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